Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Emojiland: The Musical

From 209 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

About the show

'Emojiland" is a new, electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value. More…

From the show:

Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?


2h 20m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (209)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

65
Energetic, Banal, Silly, Funny

See it if If you are into emojis, if you like energetic shows with no significant plot.

Don't see it if If you do not know most emojis past a smiley face, if extreme energy bothers you or if you prefer a strong plot.

69
Overrated, Slow, Cliched

See it if you can imagine that a story about emojis in your phone makes for great theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like cliched, meta shows. We couldn't stop [insert face palm emoji here] throughout.

69
Loud, Clever, Bloated, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you're a big Lesli fan. She and Josh Lamon are truly hysterical.

Don't see it if you need shows to be more serious in tone.

Also I laughed enough overall to be very entertained, but overall the show ... Read more Read less

69
Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want a light, musical. Though, pleasant songs begin to all sound alike.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that can be a little to cutesy at times.

69
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You want to see something different, with strong performances and fun costumes and sets.

Don't see it if You don’t like silly musicals, or don’t own an iPhone with emojis!

60
Fluffy, Excruciating, Great singing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want to see some amazing talent giving their all to sing some... very mediocre songs.

Don't see it if you want a real 'musical' experience. This felt cheesy, dated, and cheap already. Not sure who the audience for this really is...

69
More for teenager, Some good singing, Baffling

See it if A few good songs and some good singing but that's about it. Creative and quirky

Don't see it if Made something out of nothing. Have potential but end up baffling. Not much artistic value. Don't understand why NY Times gave critic's pick

65
Great for young people, Talented cast, Funny, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you are a young person who enjoys great staging, an energetic cast, great singing/dancing, funny emojo characters, and lighthearted humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a substantive plot or more than just campy silliness apparently geared to a younger audience.

Also The Emojoland production brings to the stage an energetic talented cas... Read more Read less

50
Clever, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to see the big names (Margherita, Crumm, Steele, Abud, Lamon) up close or a cool set

Don't see it if you want to see anything profound or want to leave with any song in your head...nothing special

55
Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like juvenile very broad banal comedic dialogue with unmemorable songs peppered with simple lyrics.

Don't see it if You like your shows with at least a smidge of adult sophistication or intelligence. If you are easily bored then stay away.

65
Great singing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky

See it if ... stellar performances from a hard-working cast, a very few decent songs and jokes, energetic, campy, mindless, second-rate silliness.

Don't see it if Tacky, earnest college attempt, "Gee, emoji's, let's make a musical!" NY Times liked it, but they didn't have to pay for their ticket.

67
Exhausting, Clever, Loud

See it if you want to see a troupe of very talented performers give their all.

Don't see it if musicals by Cole Porter or Noel Coward are your cup of tea.

Also There is intelligence and energy a-plenty in this production. BUT most... Read more Read less

68
Fluffy, Banal, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you spend more time looking at your phone than talking to people and love to go to bad pop concerts and like mindless fluff

Don't see it if you want to see a great musical with great singing, dancing or music...or if you are annoyed by young pop concerts.

62
Fluffy, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a good laugh.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity.

65
Great singing, Confusing

See it if you really like emojis; if you want to hear some really good voices

Don't see it if you expect a comedy whose plot is confusing and consistent

60
Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like light-hearted fun in a musical

Don't see it if you are looking for something to talk about after the show

Also Singing, dancing, and a little bit of acting makes for a no-stress aft... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Clever

See it if good for a younger audience, good performances

Don't see it if plot is silly and confusing

62
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You are a fan of any of the actors in the show the show has some problems with the plot some songs are really good and some bad

Don't see it if I feel the show doesn’t know who to aim towards either adults or kids or both the show feels all over the place and takes awhile to getgoing

Also Lesli Margherita And Josh Lamon and Lucas Steele are the best parts of... Read more Read less

52
Cringey, Corny, Fluffy, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if you have a high tolerance for utter silliness, you come across a really cheap ticket

Don't see it if you have better options

Also I cringed from the first song, and spent 75% of the show cringing from... Read more Read less

55
Banal, Funny, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You want to watch the talented cast embarrassingly perform this all-over-the-place show. Lesli M is a highlight.

Don't see it if The word 'emoji' already makes you cringe. If you take yourself too seriously. This is exactly what you think it'll be.

Also Also It's fine if you go into it knowing that it's 70% cringe, 15% bor... Read more Read less

68
Goofy, Overrated, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if you appreciate talented performances, especially singing, in a vehicle that doesn't match up to their talents; you enjoy goofiness.

Don't see it if campy theatre is not your taste and you are not interested in emojis. You seek a plot where you care about the characters and the outcome.

56
Indulgent, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you enjoyed Spongebob and Be More Chill.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a strong score, poignant book, and/or memorable evening at the theatre.

68
Slow, Clever

See it if you are open to shows that are purposefully cliche. It's a funny take on a lot of topics with some good songs mixed in.

Don't see it if you want an efficient story-line; the show could easily be cut down by about 45 minutes.

60
Disappointing, Relevant, Hilarious, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you have a teenager at home that is engrossed with their phone. also see if you want a hearty laugh!

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a lot of substance. the show reminded me of spongebob the musical, which i loved, but avoid if that's for you

63
Dizzying, Great singing, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You love the names attached to the show. Everyone in it seemed to be enjoying what they were doing. The singing was mostly phenomenal.

Don't see it if You don't want to see Ann Harada sing about poop for 3 excruciating minutes. If you like good shows with substance, sit this one out.

Also The premise was lazy and worn out. Oh no the villain tries to end the ... Read more Read less


January 19th, 2020
CRITIC’S PICK. "There’s a Rom-Com in Your Phone. With Music: Everybody’s on hand, from a variety of Smileys to Nerd Face, and from Princess to Pile of Poo."
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January 19th, 2020
3/5 Stars "With 16 musical numbers, dozens of characters, three main plot lines and a running time of well over two hours, it's a case of more-is-way-too-much, especially since the cyber-silliness isn't that well scripted. Thankfully, its...analog performances prevent the show from crashing."
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January 21st, 2020
"'Emojiland' Asks, Is It Really So Great to Be Alive?: Keith Harrison and Laura Schein wage war on nihilism inside an iPhone in their new musical at the Duke on 42nd Street."
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January 20th, 2020
"New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in 'EMOJILAND'"
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